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Wheeler, Emily L. J. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Many states have enacted policies to increase accountability for 2- to 4-year institutions in an effort to increase degree completion (Sponsler, Pingel, & Anderson, 2015). Reform initiatives, including Guided Pathways (Bailey, Jaggers, & Jenkins, 2015), have developed mechanisms for 2-year students to have structured, sequential course…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Adjustment, College Transfer Students
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Lawrence, Tonya B.; King, Stephanie B. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
In response to the national call for more college degrees, many states have implemented dual enrollment programs to try to decrease the transition anxiety between high school and college. The purpose of this study was to determine if there was a significant difference in the number of students completing an Associate's degree from the college in…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Associate Degrees, Comparative Analysis, Community Colleges
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Maldonado, Carlos – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Previous research on remediation has examined course placement practices, but little is known about first responders and how their beliefs about proper course placements help maintain patterns in course access. This study examined how taken-for-granted racial beliefs were used as legitimate knowledge by community college counselors. Haney López's…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Placement, Counselors
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Serna, Karen L.; Taylor, Zachary W. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
Austin Community College's (ACC) Student Money Management Office conducted a text messaging scavenger hunt to engage ACC students in financial-aid-related education and programming, including when to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and how to ensure Satisfactory Academic Progress. Results demonstrated that 268 students began…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Vasquez, Marissa C.; Vang, Melissa; Garcia, Fernando; Harris, Frank – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
A growing body of research focusing on male students of color has provided insights for educators to better understand the academic challenges that impact their success. However, minimal attention has centered on the essential needs that influence their daily experiences in college. This qualitative study explored the experiences of male students…
Descriptors: Males, Student Attitudes, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
Fogel, Anna – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2019
Community colleges offer an important pathway to the middle class. However, many students fall off the path along the way; almost half of students drop out and only 38% complete a degree within eight years, according to an analysis by Preston Cooper of the American Enterprise Institute. These statistics are even worse for at-risk, minority and…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Paying for College
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Vidal, Helena; Hockstein, Lisa; Ahern, Joy; Stein, Karen – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
Museum educators and instructors of English as a Second Language (ESOL) at a community college in New York reflect on their experiences facilitating a program designed to enrich the language, cultural, and visual literacy skills of adult immigrant students. The CALTA21 program brought together three stakeholders, immigrant ESOL students, language…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Museums, Communities of Practice, English (Second Language)
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Allen, Drew; Wolniak, Gregory C. – Research in Higher Education, 2019
As tuition becomes a more prominent tool to address financial challenges of colleges and universities, it is critically important to examine the implications of tuition increases on institutions and their students. The goal of this study is to examine the effects of tuition increases at public 4 year and community colleges on institutions'…
Descriptors: Tuition, Ethnicity, Institutional Characteristics, State Universities
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Hundley, Stephen P., Ed. – Assessment Update, 2019
This issue of "Assessment Update" presents the following articles: (1) University of North Carolina at Charlotte: Using the EIA [Excellence in Assessment] Application as a Catalyst for Intentional Improvement (Christine Robinson and associates); (2) Editor's Notes (Stephen P. Hundley); (3) Northern Arizona University's Journey to…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, College Faculty, School Culture, Governance
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LeFebvre, Luke; LeFebvre, Leah; Anderson, Dale – Communication Teacher, 2019
This study examined the current operationalization of communication centers. Surveying center directors (N = 47), day-to-day operations were analyzed through descriptive statistics and thematic analysis. Specifically, directors provided responses about current institutional context and structure, services, training, marketing, challenges, and…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, Higher Education, Two Year Colleges, Institutional Characteristics
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bin Mohd Ali, Hairuddin; Zulkipli, Inas Binti – European Journal of Training and Development, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to conceptualize, validate and confirm a structural equation modeling (SEM) hypothesized model of strategic leadership practices of Malaysian vocational college educational leaders. Design/methodology/approach: The study used a quantitative survey approach. The data were collected from 500 educational leaders…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Schools, Structural Equation Models, Strategic Planning
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Pierce, Dennis – Community College Journal, 2019
A risk manager's job is to assess what could go wrong on campus, how likely this is to happen, and what the consequences would be--and then take action to protect the college, its people, and its assets. These steps might include introducing new policies and procedures, training stakeholders, instilling a culture of safety, and making sure the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Risk Management, School Safety, Risk Assessment
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Guth, Douglas J. – Community College Journal, 2019
Cybersecurity workers protect crucial information across the industry spectrum, from health records to bank accounts to sensitive military communications. A massive shortage of skilled technical employees in the U.S. has put the nation's digital privacy and infrastructure at risk, observers say, leading more community colleges to include…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Internet, Information Security, Employment Qualifications
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2019
Community colleges aren't quite as high on the list of hackers and scammers as institutions like banks, hospitals and four-year research universities, yet the institutional and personal data stored on their servers and in the online cloud can be valuable, so they need to lock down their data like any other entity. This requires a combination of…
Descriptors: Information Security, Computer Security, Campuses, Community Colleges
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Elue, Chinasa A.; Martinez, Edna – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2019
In light of the increasing number of rural community colleges offering their own baccalaureate programs, the goal of this paper was to examine if and to what extent rural baccalaureate degree-granting community colleges have institutionalized financial aid programs/resources for baccalaureate degree-seeking students. Findings reveal that while…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Rural Schools, Student Financial Aid, Bachelors Degrees
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